Class of ’19: Accomplished, Diverse, and 426 Strong
The competition to join Reed College—often described as as one of the most intellectual colleges in the country—is getting stronger than ever.
Reed welcomed 426 new students to campus at its convocation ceremony on Wednesday, painstakingly selected from a record 5,392 applicants. The number of applicants is up 86 percent over two years, and 36 percent over last year. With the increase in applications, Reed’s acceptance rate fell from 39 percent last year to 35 percent, making it the most selective college in the Pacific Northwest.
The incoming class had an average combined total SAT score of 2070 and an average high school GPA of 3.95, with 88 percent ranked in the top 25 percent of their high school class. Twenty-two incoming students were either valedictorians or salutatorians. With 34 percent of students coming from U.S. multicultural families, the class is also the most diverse in Reed’s history. Read more.
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Submitted by Robin Tovey.
Posted on Aug 27, 2015
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